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Chevron Corporation Team Lead Profit Improvement in El Segundo, California

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position Team Lead Profit Improvement through 12/10/2021 at 11:59 p.m.

This position leads the refinery Continuous Improvement (CI) program, which includes gross margin improvement, opex reductions, and simplification. The CI Team Lead, along with 2 direct reports, collaborate with operating divisions, support departments and the Refinery Leadership Team to identify opportunities, prioritize initiatives and deliver results to maintain the competitiveness of the El Segundo refinery.

The CI Team Lead applies refinery knowledge to act as a change agent within the local refinery, but also contributes to regional and global initiatives for the Chevron enterprise. This role also serves as the Lean Sigma Advisor, accountable for leading, developing and growing the Lean Sigma program. The CI team lead also is a core member of the Manufacturing system CI group and engages in enterprise efforts.

The position reports to the Manager of the Strategy and Business Planning department.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Leads Continuous Improvement (CI) program at the refinery to close gaps to industry benchmarks and sustain improvements for gross margin, operating expense, and simplification

  • Program oversight includes Lean Sigma, Agile, Competitive Performance Tool, Innovation Quest, Advanced Optimization Studies, and Continuous Improvement (CI) Health Checks

  • Leads and influences organization to establish clear goals consistent with the refinery business plan and strategies

  • Sets clear expectations for refinery, department, and individual performance

  • Acts as a change agent and role model to inspire and evolve

  • Supervises team of 2 - 3 people with diverse backgrounds

  • Applies refinery knowledge to drive change, validate progress and improve organizational business acumen

  • Work with partners to identify improvement areas, set financial targets, develop project queue, prioritize work and steward projects - key partners include Operations, Oils Planning, Maintenance, Reliability, Technical, and Strategic Planning

  • Engages with Refinery Leadership to establish targets and steward performance

  • Present monthly performance reviews to recognize successes, identify opportunities, and gain alignment

  • Develops continuous improvement training for refinery personnel

  • Improve Lean Sigma program by leading teams, mentoring Green Belts and evolving program goals

  • Lead and mentor Agile/Scrum teams and individuals focused on routine work improvements

  • Coordinate and facilitate site studies, such as Innovation Quest, Advanced Optimization Studies or other ideation processes

  • Support Manufacturing-wide efforts, including leading and participating in health checks at other refineries

  • Partner with Operations, Technical and Planning to drive and enhance the Unit Profitability Review process

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the refining industry (process engineering, refinery economics, profit improvement or similar roles)

  • Strong leadership and communication skills to gain organizational alignment and influence decision making across functional teams

  • Experience working with diverse workforce that includes operators, mechanics, engineers, business partners, and management

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities; highly organized and self-motivated

  • Analytical skills to identify and evaluate business drivers

  • Ability to develop strategic goals, plans, and metrics to produce and sustain long term value

  • Ability to identify and remove behaviors that prevent progress

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering

  • Prior Supervisory Leadership experience

  • Management of a cost center including budget development and accountability

  • Process knowledge of a wide variety of refinery plants and systems

  • Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt or Lean Sigma Green Belt or the successful candidate will attend training and work towards black belt certification in the position

  • Scrum Master certification or familiarity with Agile project management principles

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

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Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.